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EU finance ministers under pressure on next step in bank regulation

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 10:03

The 28 are trying to reconcile deep differences over a Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) meant to stabilise, and if necessary, close a failing bank before it does too much damage.

EU faces tough talks on bank sector reform, bailouts

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:17

Eurozone finance ministers meet Thursday amid sharp differences over banking sector reforms -- trying to resolve whether taxpayers or creditors pay for future bailouts.

Europe must be sensitive to Greek people: French Minister

Last Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012, 10:16

Europe must be more "sensitive" to the Greek people and take steps to help revive the country's economy, according to French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici.

G7 to hold emergency talks on eurozone crisis today

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 05, 2012, 12:27

Finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the world’s seven wealthiest countries will hold an emergency conference call on Tuesday to discuss Europe’s worsening debt crisis.

Eurozone boosts financial buffers to $1.1 trillion

Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 09:40

The 17 countries that use the euro have boosted their emergency funding for heavily indebted countries to USD 1.1 trillion an amount that falls short of what the currency union's international partners had said is needed to calm financial markets.

Eurozone finance ministers release 35 billion euro for Greece

Last Updated: Saturday, March 10, 2012, 15:01

Eurozone finance ministers have released 35 billion euro from the second bailout package for debt-ridden Greece shortly after the government in Athens reached a landmark deal with private creditors on a bond swap, which will halve its debts to around 107 billion euros.

Hopes rise for Greek deal, but anger grows in eurozone

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 09:33

Optimism is growing that Greece has finally done enough to secure a second bailout after it set out extra budget savings, but the moves failed to ease tensions with EU paymaster Germany.

Eurozone finance ministers call off meet over Greece bailout

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 13:57

The eurozone finance ministers have called off an emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, which was intended to approve a USD 170 billion financial rescue package for Greece, raising new fears that the debt-laden nation may be heading to a default on its loans.

Nikkei slips below 9,000, Softbank surges

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 13:43

Japan's Nikkei share average edged below 9,000 on Friday as caution prevailed on Greece even after leaders in Athens clinched a long-delayed bailout deal, but eurozone finance ministers urged the country to commit to more reforms.

Greece deal fails to convince, EU demands more

Last Updated: Friday, February 10, 2012, 08:44

Greek political leaders said they had clinched a deal on economic reforms needed to secure a second EU bailout, but eurozone finance ministers demanded more steps and a parliamentary seal of approval before providing the aid.

Greek minister heads to Brussels with incomplete bailout deal

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 11:55

Greek leaders failed on Thursday to agree on a reform and austerity programme, the price of a financial bailout to avoid a messy default, forcing Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos to go to the country's financial backers with an incomplete deal.

Eurozone insists no Greek rescue without reforms

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 00:27

Eurozone finance ministers told Greece it could not go ahead with an agreed deal to restructure privately held debt until it guaranteed to implement reforms to secure a second financing package from the eurozone and the IMF.